Dan Fister for KY State Representative

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1. Economic Development and Job Creation. The 56th District is in need of economic development and job creation throughout the entire District. Our local businesses are suffering because our residents are leaving the district for work, and we don’t have jobs to keep our children in the community if they want to stay. Creating a diverse mix of jobs that pay a better than average wage will benefit our residents and provide an increase in much-needed local customers for our existing businesses. Diversification and broadening the base of our local economy will make us less vulnerable to economic swings and it will allow us to grow our tax base rather than growing our tax rates.

2. Listen to YOU. Career politicians at all levels of government have always done a great job of telling me what issues are affecting me and what will make my life better. The problem is they are usually wrong. They don’t understand the problems being discussed at our kitchen tables and don’t seem to care. I want to know what is affecting YOU and help you find real solutions. It’s time we address our problems and stop ignoring them.

3. Bring some “common sense” to State Government. Just like at home, government cannot continue to borrow money to pay its bills. Cutting waste and paying our debts is being fiscally responsible to the tax payers of Kentucky. We simply cannot maintain the out-of-control mismanagement of our state finances and expect our children to have a future. Frankfort must live within its means.

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I want to thank Commissioner Ryan Quarles for clearly stating the overall situation. No one “wants people to die” and as much as some may want to believe, it has nothing to do with Governor Beshear personally. The bottom line is we are a state (and nation) based on laws and there are procedures and processes already in place that need to be followed. The sad thing is you would think an attorney and former Attorney General of KY would understand that. #fister56 ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s important that we keep an eye on this situation at Quad. Many had lost their jobs before the sale and it’s not clear as to how things are going to work out yet. As one of our bigger employers in Woofdord Co, it will have an effect on us all. This also points to the need to expand and diversify our employment opportunities throughout the 56 District. #fister56QUAD/GRAPHICS has been sold to CJK Group of Minnesota, and the general counsel for the new owner said CJK Group will assume existing customer contracts – and none of the Quad employees working there when they took over will lose their jobs as a result of the sale. The story in this week's Sun includes information about pre-CJK Group job losses at Quad. (File photo by John McGary) ... See MoreSee Less

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As we get back to normal and we prepare for our kids to go back to school, keep these dates in mind. I have full faith our children will be safe and the measures taken will be in their best interest. #fister56 ... See MoreSee Less

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